Last month, State Rep. Will Guzzardi and I visited two local assisted living homes to play bingo and chat with older residents. Read more about our visits here.

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Felicitaciones a Brentano Elementary School for an amazing Dia deal Niño celebration organized by the all mighty Parent Mentor Program!


Humboldt Park Health recently broke ground on a new Wellness Center. This facility will be a cornerstone in our community and provide fitness facilities, nutritional classes and more to residents across the area. Read more about the facility here.

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Congratulation to all the recent graduates!  I was honored to give the commencement address for the ASPIRA  Business and Finance High School graduates at Northwestern University.


Our Progressive Caucus Legislative Town Hall with Leader Delia Ramirez, State Sen. Omar Aquino, Rep. Will Guzzardi and local organizations was a success! Thank you to all who came out to hear our recap of the spring legislative session and to voice their thoughts. Watch a livestream of the event at


Congratulations to Oswaldo Alvarez, who is now the executive director of the Illinois Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation. As a resident of the 20th District, we wish him well in his new role. He previously served as the statewide co-director for Census 2020, and under his leadership, we had the highest response rates in the most populous states.


May 25 was Trauma-Informed Awareness Day, and I was honored to participate in a panel with Illinois ACEs and the Health & Medicine Policy Research group. You can find resources on dealing with trauma here.


Congratulations to Palenque LSNA on their 60th anniversary and name change. The organization serves as a pillar in the community for affordable housing, organizing immigrant services, parent mentor programs, and youth development. 


I am also so thankful to Bickerdike for the completion of Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments, which will provide 100% affordable housing units and allow 100 households to remain in our community and mitigate gentrification.

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It's been a busy few weeks! Check out some of the events I went to below.

Groundbreaking of the Milwaukee District North Line Bridge A-32 ReplacementProject and Grayland Metra Station Rehabilatation

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Latino Expo with Olympic gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who represented Puerto Rico in track and field, expo producer and constiuent Cesar Rolon, and S.H.E. gallery owner Maria Dulce



Vaccine Clinic with Albany Park Para Todos in collaboration with ASI and the National Hispanic Nursing Association, including 20th District Health Navigator, Susana Gonzalez



Housing Policy Roundtable Meeting


Climate Leadership dinner with Illinois Environmental Council


Climate Champions event with Sen. Feigenholtz and other local leaders






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State Senator Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago) has been hard at work the last few weeks getting into the community to learn more about how she can help local organizations continue to provide services to residents of the 20th District. See more below!

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